Synphase and Pregnancy

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If you are pregnant, you should not use Synphase. The pill is designed to stop pregnancy and is not suitable to use if you are pregnant. If you think that you might be pregnant, take a pregnancy test to confirm and talk to your doctor. If you are pregnant stop using Synphase immediately.

If you want to try for a baby, you can simply stop taking Synphase. Talk to your doctor for advice, as they will be able to tell you the best time to stop taking it. It may take a few months for your cycle to return to normal although the pill should not affect your fertility levels. It is also a good idea to wait until you have had a regular period so that your doctor can work out your due date. It is not essential that you do so, it just makes it easier for the doctor.

Once you have had a baby, you can start using Synphase as long as you are not breast feeding and you are fully mobile. You can start taking the pill 21 days after you have given birth and this will give you immediate protection. You can start later than this but you will not be protected from pregnancy and you will need to use additional contraception for the first seven days of pill use.

If you are breast-feeding, you should not use the contraceptive pill. The oestrogen levels in the pill can have an effect on your milk production and you may not produce a sufficient amount to feed your baby. You can also pass the hormones onto your child through the milk and the effects of this are not conclusive. It is advised that you wait until you have weaned your baby off breast milk before you use Synphase and use another method of contraception in the meantime.

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